In a few hours, the NBA will announce on TNT which seven players from each conference have been named to the 2018 All-Star Game via coaches vote. And while he's been left off the last two years, Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has a good chance of ending that All-Star drought thanks to being one of four players averaging at least 25.2 points, 6.6 assists and 4.8 rebounds this season, and for a team currently in 7th place in the Western Conference.
After a three-game homestand, the Portland Trail Blazers (25-21) will play seven of their next 10 games on the road starting Monday night with a tilt versus the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. The Trail Blazers enter Monday night’s contest having won their last three games, the most recent being a 117-108 victory versus the Dallas Mavericks Saturday night at the Moda Center.
The NBA announced Monday morning that Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for Week 14 after averaging 29.3 points on 53 percent shooting from the field, 52 percent shooting from three and 100 percent shooting from the free throw line, 5.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists in three games last week.
Recording another edition of the Rip City Report podcast with @BlazerFreeman tomorrow morning. @Dame_Lillard making the all-star game, meetings with ownership and your questions will be discussed, so send those in now.
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